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Author Topic: Speedo cable scratching the front fender  (Read 828 times)

emskee

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Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« on: June 28, 2010, 07:18:18 PM »
Noticed this brought up in another post from Northern Europe - Finland.

I took about 5.75 inches of reinforced black 13/16 " (or is it 1/4"?) fuel line and put a spit down the convex side.  I slipped this over the edge of the fender such that one end hits the fender strut, the other extends below the speedo cable when the fork is compressed.  By splitting the convex side, the curve of the fuel line matches the curve of the fender.  Now the cable slides up and down the fuel line and does not touch paint.  The reason I used such a long piece is that I had a short piece on there, about 3 inches and it would slide up every once in a while when the speedo cable caught the lower edge.  Rather than RTV it (lazy?), or actually work out a "real" length, I tossed what I had, 5.75 inches on there and the strut keeps it from moving around and it works just fine.

The black tubing looks like it was meant to be there.
« Last Edit: June 28, 2010, 11:18:58 PM by emskee »
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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 03:42:39 AM »
Show us a pic.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 05:19:25 AM »
I have done something more simple to save the fender from scuffing. I have laminated just the border of the fender about 6inch long and 1inch wide where the cable scuffs.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 06:43:27 PM »
Okay, if I didn't screw it up, here's a picture.
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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 06:50:45 PM »
Oh, I see. thats cool. Great idea.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2010, 02:13:13 PM »
Thanks.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2010, 08:46:27 PM »
Like SSR, I used some laminate too. Only one wrinkle  ::)

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2010, 12:49:41 AM »
I took about 5.75 inches of reinforced black 13/16 " (or is it 1/4"?) fuel line and put a spit down the convex side.  I slipped this over the edge of the fender such that one end hits the fender strut, the other extends below the speedo cable when the fork is compressed.

The black tubing looks like it was meant to be there.

After reading your post, I thought how come I did not notice it on my bike ?  So I looked at my bike again and found that there is no need of this !  Because the rubber loop is attached close to the edge of front fender, so the speedometer cable does not touch the metal at all even when handle is turned to left ... LOL - You have a C5 and I have a G5  8)

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2010, 11:25:24 AM »
After reading your post, I thought how come I did not notice it on my bike ?  So I looked at my bike again and found that there is no need of this !  Because the rubber loop is attached close to the edge of front fender, so the speedometer cable does not touch the metal at all even when handle is turned to left ... LOL - You have a C5 and I have a G5  8)



I noticed in your pic that the loop is straining due to cable tension.  I had this problem also.  I solved it my loosening the wheel pinch bolts and axle, and then rotating the speedo hub thing slightly.  Moving the point where the cable attaches in an upward direction. 

Enough of my hijack, back to your regularly scheduled anti-chafing devices.

Sam
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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2010, 07:07:36 PM »
Yeah, I'm cool on the laminate, which I did not have, but I did have a bunch of fuel line laying around the garage and 3 minutes later I had my descuffer.

To quote....

"Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get." - Jerry Avins

And from me "whatever works is the right answer" so a toast to all who by whatever means preserve the paint they have paid for.  Sláinte!

As for the rubber loop, I have one also on the C5 (see picture), what little good it does, in its natural unstretchedalltohell state.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2010, 10:30:21 PM »
I noticed in your pic that the loop is straining due to cable tension.  I had this problem also.  I solved it my loosening the wheel pinch bolts and axle, and then rotating the speedo hub thing slightly.  Moving the point where the cable attaches in an upward direction.  

Enough of my hijack, back to your regularly scheduled anti-chafing devices.

Sam

Thanks Sam for sharing your solution.  The speedo cable of Your motorcycle is NOT pulling the black loop on the fender - as seen in the photo gallery.

The rubber loop on My fender has numerous cracks all over.  It may tear up any day.  :(  
« Last Edit: July 02, 2010, 10:33:54 PM by singhg5 »
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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2010, 11:03:44 PM »
And from me "whatever works is the right answer" so a toast to all who by whatever means preserve the paint they have paid for.  Sláinte!

As for the rubber loop, I have one also on the C5 (see picture), what little good it does, in its natural unstretchedalltohell state.

Emskee:

Like your solution to your bike's problem. 

I had seen your picture that loop on the fender of your C5 is attched too far away from the edge of the fender.  In my G5 the loop is close to the edge of the fender.  This small difference saved G5 from the problem you faced in C5.

After reading your post, I thought how come I did not notice it on my bike ?  So I looked at my bike again and found that there is no need of this !  Because the rubber loop is attached close to the edge of front fender, so the speedometer cable does not touch the metal at all even when handle is turned to left ... LOL - You have a C5 and I have a G5  8)

Whatever works is great !
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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2010, 11:17:07 AM »
today, when I washed the bike, I noticed that front break tubing also scuffs, this time  the fork :'(. I ´ ll deal with that on my vacation.

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 12:21:26 PM »
I noticed in your pic that the loop is straining due to cable tension.  I had this problem also.  I solved it my loosening the wheel pinch bolts and axle, and then rotating the speedo hub thing slightly.  Moving the point where the cable attaches in an upward direction. 

Enough of my hijack, back to your regularly scheduled anti-chafing devices.

Sam

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Re: Speedo cable scratching the front fender
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2010, 11:47:26 PM »
I did the same thing with some clear door edge guard moulding I got at the auto shop.  Black neoprene fuel line looks ugly on my teal C5 ;)  I put some on the brake side too just in case.

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